Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Lingerie & Accessories

Bordelle Angela Cage Dress StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas StyleOnTheCouch

Fleet Ilya Suspender Leg Harness StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

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It is, Blog Reader, a few days until Valentine’s Day.  Since I regularly feature lingerie and accessories on StyleOnTheCouch I wanted to give  a little round-up of some of my favourite ideas if you’re looking for a gift – to self or other! – this week.  Happy shopping!

Red Light Lingerie:

Kallisti by Marios Schwab for ASOS Inc. Bardot Body (second image, right)

Lascivious Helena Bra and Brief, and black tee from their Luxury Basics collection (second image, left)

Also: Between The Sheets Arabesque lace soft bralette and brief

Delicately Gifted:

Marks and Spencer Rosie for Autograph pure silk French Teddy

Love Ophelia ‘To Have And To Hold’ set

Ayten Gasson Silk Bed Jacket

Fiercely Yours:

Fleet Ilya Suspender Leg Harness (third image, above)

Bordelle Angela Dress (image top)

Love Story:

Zinke Daisy Jumper

Stella McCartney Smooth Supernatural Bra (final image, above)

Be Bold, Be Different:

Murmur Harness Bra from Mise En Cage

Fraulein Kink mask

Fifi‘ fragrance by Fifi Chachnil.

 For more last-minute gift ideas, you might also turn to Journelle, Faire Frou Frou and ASOS Lingerie.

Photos of me by William Williams.

This post was also submitted to Independent Fashion Bloggers project ‘The Season Of Love

London Fever: Emma Louise London Printed Tee

I’m sad that the Olympics are drawing to a close.  I’ve been enjoying the panoramic shots of London town and feeling a surge of pride for the amazing organisation of the event and for Team GB’s successes.

It’s perhaps not surprising therefore that I’ve returned to one of my favourite UK designers Emma Louise London for this post.  This printed tee is part of Emma’s spring summer collection 2012, which you may have seen before on the blog.  The famous quote from Charles Dicken’s Oliver Twist is probably also quite symbolic of going for what you want, Blog Reader, which makes me like this top even more.

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.  The above showing yet again, that I should probably stick to Psychology, Blog Reader*.

Emma chose this quote as 2012 marks the bicentenary of Dicken’s birth (7th February 2012 to be precise).  His work was really quite amazing, transcending time, language and culture.  This is a fun tunic, paired best with skinny denim and a lot of colour to make the outfit stand out, I think.

Speaking of fun, time to get out in New York City and have me some. Tonight I’m celebrating the birthday of my blogger friend Anne in the West Village.  She may be returning to France soon where I can’t wait to visit her.  In the words of Dickens: “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” See you in Paris, mon petit poulet!

Wearing: Skinny legging jean from GAP; Heels, Dorothy Perkins; Sunglasses (in hand) GUESS.  Tunic, Emma Louise London.  Bracelet (just seen) Reiss (closest match here). Bodysuit (just seen) Between The Sheets.

*Um, clearly not a serious shot, Blog Reader.

Friday Lingerie Lust: (Back) Between The Sheets

Last year I introduced you, Blog Reader, to lingerie and loungewear brand Between The Sheets.  I had a preview of designer Layla L’obatti’s Arabesque collection last summer and it is now available to buy; a beautiful vintage-inspired range of luxury silk and hand cut lace with velvet trim (picture above and two below).  The silk bralette and tap pant design comes in the rich shades maroon red ‘fig‘, ‘lagoon‘ blue and my personal favourite, a delicate peachy ‘lotus‘ colour – very romantic and with the seductive illusion of nudity.

This fall, Between The Sheets have built on signatures such as the ouvert high waist knicker and introduced a new petal lace (images immediately above).  I own some of the current Between The Sheets Birds of Play collection and these designs are great for weekend lounging.

New sleep wear additions complete fall 12/13.  The image below left is of the PlayDream pajama set, a perfect style for lounging or heading to the land of nod.  I like that Between The Sheets are functional and flattering, that they use rich fabrics and have a lovely variety underneath their brand umbrella.

Do check out Arabesque, available on the site to buy now.

Images: Between The Sheets.

All that remains, Blog Reader, is for me to pirouette off into the Manhattan skyline.  I have photoshoots galore this weekend – I’m going to be selling some of my wardrobe on Threadflip in the near future – and I have some outfits in the works to share.  These include my new latex skirt from the amazing Atsuko Kudo (you may have seen Lady Gaga in her designs) and favourites from Alice Yim‘s summer collection. Until then.. Xo